1 Shot Wednesday, 2020s, nature, photography, Virginia

One Shot Wednesday: Cold Mountain

Blue Ridge Mountains, Virgina

We recently returned from a visit to see family in Staunton, Virgina in the Shenandoah Valley. Allegheny Mountains to the west, and Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the 140 mile (225km) valley is one of the prettiest drives in the country. Here was our view one morning. By the way, one of my favorite films, Cold Mountain (2003) was filmed in Virginia, not North Carolina.

Five Shots of..., five shots...., nature, photography, travel

Five Shots: Early Morning Stroll in Kauai

Snoozing Sea Lion

On May 25, 2019, I took an early morning walk on the eastern side of Kaui. Since the 2020 lockdown, I’ve been itching to travel. I enjoy plastering on my computer monitor this day from the past which helps to satisfy my wanderlust inclinations. Here are six shots from the walk. Which one do you like best? 

Kapa’a, Kauai

Volcanic Beach

Spider Lily

Steps from our room.

Up to see the sunrise

2020s, adventure, Arizona, Five Shots of..., five shots...., hiking, nature, photography

5 Shots: Sedona in the Snow


I wait for it each year. The annual snowstorm transforms our dusty region into breathtaking beauty as at least four inches of snow fell overnight in the Verde Valley and our next-door neighbors in Sedona. Driving around Boyton Pass, here are a few shots of our morning. Which one do you like the best?

1. Devil’s Bridge Trailhead starts here.

2. Junipers and Mesquite in front of the Red Rocks

3. The Colosseum 

4. Ice Cold Needles

5. Bleeding Red Rocks